rendering software

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rendering software

Postby bluesrocker22 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:23 pm

Hi,
Just bought DW Classic and I am looking for the most bang for the buck rendering software to go with it.

Just need to pull off a simple basement remodel design and render.

Can anyone recommend a decently priced rendering software that will "raise the bar" a little over what DW Classic can do on its own?

Many thanks.
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Postby David Owen » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:41 pm

DesignWorkshop Classic includes real-time shaded rendering complete with lights and material textures by way of the <b>View -> Lights & Textures</b> menu command.

DW Classic also supports the same plug-in rendering architecture that enables the advanced rendering included with DesignWorkshop Professional. This high-quality, shadow-cast rendering is achieved in Lights & Textures using the Lightworks PictureMaker plug-in.

To see some examples of the results you can get from the PictureMaker plug-in, please visit this <a href="http://www.artifice.com/gallery3.html">Artifice Gallery page</a>. PictureMaker is available separately, at a special price to registered DesignWorkshop Classic users. To learn more, please contact <a href="mailto:sales@artifice.com">Artifice Sales</a>.

For even higher-quality rendering options please consider <a href="http://www.cadoutpost.com/catalog/rendering.html">Art*lantis</a> or an upgrade to DW Professional.

Art*lantis is an excellent stand-alone rendering application for Windows and Macintosh that works very well with DesignWorkshop Classic and Professional.

In addition to the built-in Lightworks renderer, an upgrade to <a href="http://www.cadoutpost.com/catalog/3d_design.html">DW Professional</a> would give you access to <a href="http://www.RenderCity.com">RenderCity</a>, a free rendering service for DW Pro owners based on the powerful Radiance lighting simulation system. Registered owners of DesignWorkshop Classic can upgrade to Professional at the special price of $399.00 plus shipping.

Both Art*lantis and the DW Professional upgrade (as well as many other products and accessories) are available through the <a href="https://artifice.securesites.com/sales/order_form.html">CADOutpost.com secure online order form</a>.

You can see a side-by-side comparison of all the rendering options I've mentioned at the <a href="http://www.artifice.com/gallery.html">Artifice online gallery</a>.
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